Lady Dragons hold off Cardinal Newman for big nonleague win
Sonoma baseball boys competing in Casa’s Adam Wescott Memorial in Petaluma
Senior Amber Rose, seen taking a ball for Sonoma during a recent game at the high school field, had two hits in helping lead the Lady Dragons past nonleague Cardinal Newman yesterday in Santa Rosa.
On the same day they were ranked fifth in The Press Democrat’s Redwood Empire large-school rankings, Sonoma Valley High School’s varsity softball girls had their worst defensive outing of the young season, but still lived up to their top-five ranking with strong offense and solid pitching adding up to a big road win.
Despite committing seven errors that led to putting the potential tying and winning runs on base with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, senior pitching ace Jordan Samson induced two pop-up outs and the Lady Dragons left Santa Rosa yesterday with a 7-6 nonleague victory over Cardinal Newman.
Samson picked up the mound win with a complete-game four-hitter, while, offensively, Sonoma’s 10-hit attack was led by senior Juliana Gutierrez’s two doubles and two RBIs; senior Riley Ellis-Reis’ two-for-four with an RBI; junior Amber Rose’s two-for-four; and senior Ashley Vail’s one-for-three with two RBIs and a run.
Sonoma’s varsity baseball boys are again competing in Casa Grande’s annual spring break Adam Wescott Memorial Tournament in Petaluma and open tourney play facing Healdsburg at 1 p.m. and Eureka at 4 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, March 21, with the tourney running through Saturday, March 23.